Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has explained why he choose to represent England over Nigeria.
Saka was included in England’s squad that will take on Denmark, Belgium, and Wales in their next international game, and the invitation has put an end to the speculation regarding his international future.
Saka who was born in London to Nigerian parents said his decision to choose his country of birth is down to the progress of the team in recent years but added that he is proud of his Nigerian heritage.
“I feel like I’m really, really proud of my Nigerian heritage,” Saka told Sky Sports.
“My dad was born here, my mum was born in Nigeria, but they both grew up in Nigeria and met each other in Nigeria,” he added.
“They came over and when they came to England it wasn’t easy for them because obviously, it’s a new country.
“I always still watch Nigeria’s games where I can and I wish them all the best and support them all the way, but I’ve seen the process of how England are transforming and I think in the future they’re going to do great stuff.
“I feel like it was right for me to choose England.” He concluded.
Saka scored his first Premier League goal of the season in Arsenal’s 2 – 1 over Sheffield United on Sunday.
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